Practical Information

Congress Venue and Date

The 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology will be held from 8-13 July 2014 at the Palais des Congrès - Paris

Palais des Congrès (Paris Convention Centre)
2 place de la Porte Maillot - 75017 Paris
Metro/RER station: “Porte Maillot”

  • by Metro (line 1)
  • RER (line C)
  • bus (line 82, 73, 43, 244 and PC)
  • car (public car park under the Palais des Congrès) or taxi.

There will be no shuttle buses organized by the Congress from the hotels to the Congress Centre.

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
Tuesday, 8 July, 16:00 - 18:30
Main Amphitheater, level 0.5
The Opening Ceremony will be followed by a Welcome Reception in the exhibition hall, level 3

Welcome desk
Located on the groundfloor
Do not forget your electronic confirmation as the Bar Code will be necessary to print your badge and your congress coupons upon arrival

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday, 8 July: 08:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday, 9 July: 07:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday, 10 July: 07:00 - 19:00
  • Friday, 11 July 2014: 07:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday, 12 July 2014: 07:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday, 13 July 2014: 07:00 - 19:00

Speakers Preview Room
Located on level 3 (follow signs onsite)
All speakers and presenters have to go the preview room to deposit their presentation file.
For the smooth running of the congress, speakers are kindly requested to deposit their file the day BEFORE their presentation.
Do not wait until the last minute to deposit your files!

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday, 8 July: 08:00-20:00
    speakers presenting on 9 July are requested to deposit their file on 8 July
  • Wednesday, 9 July: 07:00-20:00
  • Thursday, 10 July: 07:00-18:30
  • Friday, 11 July: 07:00-18:30
  • Saturday, 12 July: 07:00-18:30
  • Sunday, 13 July: 07:00-18:00

Located in Hall Havane, level 3

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday, 8 July: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Wednesday, 9 July: 8:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday, 10 July: 8:00 - 18:00
  • Friday, 11 July: 8:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday, 12 July: 8:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday, 13 July: 8:00 - 16:00

Get involved in the Library Project!
Save space in your suitcase for a book or more, and make a donation to our partner Libraries without Borders. Visit their booth in the exhibition Hall and donate your books as of 8 July, 18:30 (during the Welcome Reception) or the following days (during the exhibition opening hours). Thank you very much in advance for your generous support!
See Library project page for book donation guide

Hall Havane, Level 3

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday, 8 July: 08:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday, 9 July: 07:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday, 10 July: 07:00 - 18:30
  • Friday, 11 July:  07:00 - 18:30
  • Saturday, 12 July: 07:00 - 18:30
  • Sunday, 13 July: 07:00 - 18:00

Cloakroom fee is at the participant’s expense: 3 euros/luggage - 2 euros/item of clothing

Congress Language
The official languages of the congress are English and French in order to welcome many French-speaking participants from all over the world. However, only the opening session will be translated into French.

Climate and clothing
The weather in Paris in July is usually warm and sunny with daily temperatures ranging from 20°C to 24°. Night temperatures are usually mild.

Currency exchange
ALL RATES given in the program are in EUROS: €

Electricity used in France is 220 Volts; its frequency is 50 Hz and the plugs have two male contact points. Plan to bring a transformer for your electrical or electronic equipment using different voltage.

Insurance and Liability disclaimer
The A-CIPA and MCI cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of Congress proceedings arising from political, social, health or economic events or any other unforeseen incidents beyond their control. The congress cancellation conditions shall apply in any case. Registration of a participant entails acceptance of the cancellation conditions. It is recommended that participants obtain adequate cover for travel, health, accident and cancellation insurance before they depart from their countries. The A-CIPA and MCI as organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to congress participants and accompanying persons either during or as a result of the Congress or during all tours and events.

Lunches & Coffee Break
Lunches and coffee breaks are NOT included in the registration fees but sandwiches, snacks and beverages can be purchased at all times within the exhibition area at the CASH BAR.

For international calls to France, dial the international code followed by 33 and the correspondent’s number without the “0”.


Paris can easily be reached by plane, train or car, due to its location at the crossroads of Europe. It is served by two international airports (CDG and Orly) and a very convenient railway system. The shuttle buses from CDG airport arrive in front of the Palais des Congrès, which is also accessible through all Paris public transports.

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City transportation

A fast and ever-developing means of transport, essential to the Parisian’s life, the metro is probably the best and quickest way to travel within the city. Timetable: it operates from 5:30 to 0:30. Information about the Metro can be obtained from the RATP Website:

Local bus service is also available. Although slower than the Metro or the RER at certain hours of the day (depending on the traffic), the RATP buses (green) are frequent from 8:00 am to 20:00. The services are more irregular after 20:00. The Noctambus service (for night-birds) operates during the night: 10 bus routes lead from the heart of Paris.

Where can you find a taxi? At stations, airports and near main traffic thoroughfares in more than 470 taxi ranks. 14 900 taxis are in service in Paris. You can identify a free taxi by the light on its roof and hail it. There will already be an initial charge on the meter. It is customary to leave a tip of up to 10% of the total fare.
Taxi services
• Taxis G7: 3607 / +33 1 41 27 66 99
• Taxis Bleus:3609 / +33 1 49 63 10 10

To reach the Palais des Congrès, exit the Boulevard Périphérique (ring-road surrounding Paris) at the “Porte Maillot”. The car park is under the Congress Center with direct access to the meeting.

Paris provides you with an excellent Self Service “bike hire” system available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Multi pick up and drop off location allows you to pick up your bike from one service point and drop off to another. An unusual and pleasant way to discover the city!

From Paris to the airports

Access to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport (North of Paris), terminals 1 and 2:
• by RER Express train, from Châtelet or Gare du Nord Stations, line B
• by AIR FRANCE coach: departure beside the Palais des Congrès

Access to Orly airport (South of Paris), terminals West and South:
• from Denfert Rochereau : by RER Express train, line B or by Orly Bus
• by AIR FRANCE coach : departure from Invalides Station

The best fare for your airline ticket

Attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide
Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 20543AF
Online booking :
More details here

For participants traveling within France to Paris by train on the occasion of the congress, special fares may be obtained with SNCF (French Railway Network). Please request the congress office for the appropriate discount coupon by ticking the appropriate box on the online registration form.


Useful web sites
RATP (City Transport Network):
MAPPY (itineraries/directions):
SNCF (French Railways Network):
ADP (Paris Airports):

Visas & Passports
Every person entering France should be in possession of a valid passport and/or identification card (except for members of the Euro zone). Some countries require a visa. Please contact the nearest French Embassy or Consulate to your home for further information. You can get detailed information from the web site of French Ministry of Foreign Affairs at:

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